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FSN Capital strengthens the Board of Directors for EET Group

Press Release   •   Feb 09, 2016 20:00 -12

Four new members have been elected for the purpose of implementing the determined growth strategy.


EET Group, the parent company of all EET Europarts sales entities, is a leading online Pan-European provider of parts, accessories and products within the technology and digital space. 

The company was acquired by FSN Capital in April 2015. Since then a close cooperation with management has led to defining the primary strategic objectives, that will support the realisation of the company's long term potential.

In order to support these objectives, FSN has conducted an exhaustive search for members who could further strengthen the board’s breadth of talent and background. The result is the announcement of four new board members, who will bring qualifications, expertise and energy to the table, to achieve the ambitious growth plans in tight cooperation with the management.
The new Board has been constituted at first meeting, and the Board of Directors now consists of:

As chairman appointed:

Bo Rygaard

Member of the Board: 2016

Current occupation: CEO at Dreyers Foundation.
Chairman of the Board at PARKEN Sport & Entertainment A/S, KFI Erhvervsdrivende Foundation and Skamol A/S. Executive Advisor at FSN Capital. Member of the Board at K&V Petersen Foundation, GAD Andresens Foundation, M.B. Richters Foundation and The music house Vega.

Previous occupation: Managing Director at Nordisk Film, Senior Vice President at Fazer Group, Managing Director at Duni AB, Senior Vice President at Rockwool Group.

As new Board members appointed:

Per Kogut

Member of the Board: 2016

Current occupation: CEO at NNIT A/S (former Novo Nordisk IT).
Chairman of the Board at Netgroup A/S, NNIT US Inc., NNIT Philippines Ltd. and NNIT China Ltd. Member of the Board at IT-Branchen.   

Previous occupation: Manager/director at SAS, Senior Vice President at Computer Associates, CEO/Area Manager at Computer Associates Northern Europe.

Stein Surlien
Member of the Board: 2016

Current occupation: CEO at Otrum AS, Owner at Surlien Management AS.
Chairman of the Board at ABC Startsiden AS. Executive Advisor at FSN Capital Partners AS. Member of the Board at Miros AS.

Previous occupation: Managing Director at Hewlett-Packard, Senior Vice President at Oracle, CEO at Norman ASA, CEO at Norman Shark, CEO & Chairman of the Board at Norman Safeground.

Poul Thyregod

Member of the Board: 2016

Current occupation: Chairman of the Board & Partner at Proshop ApS.
Chairman & Partner at Novicell ApS. Partner at Executive Capital AS. Chairman and Partner at NN Markedsdata ApS.

Previous occupation: Founder and CEO at Proshop ApS, Director Nordic eCommerce and member of the group management team at Expert.

FSN Capital is represented on the Board by:

Partner Thomas Broe-Andersen and Principal Lars Denkov.

About FSN Capital

FSN Capital is a leading Nordic private equity investment company focused on the middle-market segment. Originally established in 1999, FSN Capital seeks to make control investments in Nordic companies with significant potential to become international leaders.

FSN Capital seeks to act with the highest level of integrity, taking a responsible approach when interacting with our portfolio companies, our advisors, our investors, local communities and the environment.


About EET Group

EET Group is Europe's leading distributor within: Server, Computer & Printer parts, Storage & Network, Mobile Parts & Accessories, Home Entertainment & Lifestyle Electronics, Surveillance & Security, Professional AV & Digital Signage, Point of Sale & Auto ID and Logistical Services.  

EET Group was founded in 1986, and is today represented with 31 sales offices in 27 countries across Europe and Africa under the commercial name EET Europarts.

EET Group represents a wide range of leading brands including: HP, Lexmark, IBM, Canon, Epson, Acer, Lenovo, Axis, Synology, IQeye, Samsung, Ernitec, Sony, Milestone, Sling Media, B&O PLAY, MicroBattery, MicroMemory, MicroLamp, MicroStorage, MicroConnect, MicroScreen, Hitachi, Western Digital, eSTUFF, Clint, Podspeakers, Sandberg, Garmin, Kensington, Loewe and many more.

EET Group is situated in Birkerød just north of Copenhagen and is the parent company of all EET Europarts sales entities. As such, EET Group is the backbone of the organisation and provides all back office functions within: Corporate Management, Finance, Marketing, IT, WEB- and ERP-development, Logistics, Product Management and Procurement.

The group employs more than 500 employees, serves more than 42,000 dealers and handles more than 900,000 deliveries per year.


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